NBA Regular season 2021: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Preview, Team News and LAL vs GSW Dream11 Prediction. The two Western Conference teams will lock horns against each other at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
NBA Regular season 2021: Where to watch the Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors game?
The Los Angeles Lakers will start off their regular season campaign against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The match is scheduled to be played on Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 PM ET [Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 AM IST].
Fans can watch the game on the NBA App, by subscribing to the NBA League Pass, and telecast for the same will also be available nationally on TNT. Ahead of this thrilling encounter let’s have a look at the Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors team news and our LAL vs GSW Dream11 Prediction for the game.
NBA Regular season 2021: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors team news and injuries
The Los Angeles Lakers have quite a few players ruled out for this game against the Warriors. Trevor Ariza will inevitably miss the match as he is recovering from a right ankle surgery. Youngster Talen Horton- Tucker is also ruled out for this game, due to the thumb injury he suffered during the preseason. Wayne Ellington returned to training but will be out for the game tonight. Malik Monk is listed as probable for this game and Kendrick Nunn is questionable due to a right ankle sprain.
The Golden State Warriors also head into the game with injuries to a few of their players. Klay Thompson is out for this game. However, reports suggest the ace guard will soon be back to regular practice. Rookie Jonathan Kuminga will also be out for this game, as he deals with a knee injury. James Wiseman will also be ruled out for this game.
NBA Regular season2021: Lakers vs Warriors Preview
The LA Lakers lost all 6 of their preseason games, including two to the Warriors. Despite the disappointment there, coach Frank Vogel and the players on the franchise are confident that the team has a great future together. Having recruited Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers certainly look like a force to reckon with in the West. The match against the Warriors will be a litmus test for these stars and a perfect opportunity to shut all the age-related criticism.
The Golden State Warriors head into the game on the back of an unbeaten pre-season campaign. Stephen Curry scored 41 points in their last game against the Trail Balzers. If he continues putting up big numbers this season, the Warriors will certainly be a big problem in the West. Having already won 2 preseason games against the Lakers, Steph and Co will be going into the game oozing confidence.
NBA Regular season 2021: Lakers vs Warriors Head to Head record
In the last 6 games between the two teams, the Purple and Gold have registered 5 wins. The play-in game between the two teams was a true spectacle.
Lakers vs Warriors Predicted Lineup
Los Angeles Lakers
Point Guard: Russell Westbrook, Shooting Guard: Malik Monk, Small Forward: LeBron James, Power Forward: Anthony Davis, Center: Dwight Howard
Golden State Warriors
Point Guard: Stephen Curry, Shooting Guard: Jordan Poole, Small Forward: Andrew Wiggins, Power Forward: Draymond Green, Center: Kevon Looney
LAL vs GSW Dream11 Team
Point Guard: Stephen Curry
Shooting Guard: Jordan Poole, Malik Monk
Small Forward: LeBron James, Andrew Wiggins
Point Forward: Draymond Green, Anthony Davis
Center: Dwight Howard
Disclaimer: The aforementioned Dream11 team and prediction are based on our own research and analysis. We do not guarantee any success on the selection of these players in your team.